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  • Canadian Research Grant on Right To Know Law

    Canadian Research Grant on Right To Know Law

    It is welcome news that Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (http://www.cjfe.org) has awarded its 2016-17 Bob Carty Free Expression Fellowship to accomplished recipient Mark Bourrie. The grant will serve the public interest by facilitating research on the legal and constitutional basis of the public’s right to know.  Advocates will be provided with “a foundational argument, based
  • World Health Organization weakens Conflict of Interest safeguards

    World Health Organization weakens Conflict of Interest safeguards

    Will the WHO’s independence from industry be eroded now that it is inviting the private sector’s interaction for the first time?  The Canadian Centre for Health Science and Law is one of sixty public interest groups who have expressed concern that the WHO’s new rules for engaging  with non-State actors insufficiently protect global public health decision-making
  • Australia Censors Global Scientific Report – bad trend?

    Australia Censors Global Scientific Report – bad trend?

    The recent UN report on World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate details the potential threat of climate change to World Heritage Sites on five continents, according to a New York Times article.  Despite the impact of climate change on unprecedented coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef, a chapter originally included on Australia
  • ORK’s First e-Petition to Parliament

    ORK’s First e-Petition to Parliament

    Our Right To Know is pleased that our first petition quickly garnered enough support that it must be debated in Parliament. However, the more signatures the more impact – please sign!  Get involved to demand the highest level of integrity for improvements to public science for the public good.
  • Minister of Science announces comprehensive review of federal support for scientific research

    Minister of Science announces comprehensive review of federal support for scientific research

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has announced the establishment of an independent advisory panel to advise the Minister of Science on “how to improve federal science programs and initiatives”. Of stated importance is the need to review how federal funding can better support fundamental science and scientists in Canada.  The important role of science

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